Monstera Fruit Obsession!

Monstera Fruit Obsession!

A picture of the Monstera Deliciosa Bush, a mature plant.

I just found out one of my favourite strange exotic fruits grows from a very common indoor houseplant!

The Monstera Deliciosa (translating to “delicious monster”) is also known as the swiss cheese plant for the distinct holes in it’s huge, broad leaves. And you will have seen it for sure!

A picture of the Monstera Deliciosa Bush, a mature plant.

Look for the “swiss cheese” leaves!

If you spot one of these plants, have a look for the fruit below!

A picture of the huge flower of the Monstera Deliciosa plant.

A Monstera Deliciosa Flower

The fruit you want to pick!

A pictures of some Monstera Deliciosa fruits and Avocados.

I’ve found big ones and small ones! Bonus – I also found an avocado tree on my walk!

It grows a very strange-looking fruit that has the most beautiful flavour of pineapple and banana!

They will take about 6 days before they become start to ripen, but when they do, the outside green kernels will gently fall off day by day one inch from the stalk at a time!

A picture of a Monstera Deliciosa fruit with the kernels falling away.

After about 6 days, the green kernels start to fall off.

A picture of a Monstera Deliciosa fruit with exposed, ripened flesh.

Brush them away and you will reveal the sweet flesh underneath!